Sunday, February 28, 2010

The more I research the American Revolution and early American history, the more I realize my history books growing up were fuzzy on the facts. Amazingly, I still think John Adams was a fairly decent person. Here's an inspiring quote from him: "Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write."

And an inspiring promise of spring I found outside:

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fairies at my house!

OK, maybe they were birds...but they left really cute footprints. :)


Two days ago, my character's world turned upside-down. Literally.
I was happily typing away on my laptop, my 5-month-old next to me on the bed. I turned away to talk to my husband for a moment; baby crawled forward; something clicked... And before I could say, "Don't drool on my keyboard, baby," everything on the screen was UPSIDE DOWN.
Doing a rather marvelous job, I think, of not being frantic, I called my mom (who else do you call when things turn on their heads?) and asked her if she had any idea what combination of keys would turn your screen about? and could she find out how to fix it? please?
Turns out, pressing ctrl+alt+the up arrow all at the same time was the culprit. I repeated the combination--my world righted itself.
And I now have a really cruel April Fool's Day trick up my sleeve. Hehehe.